Pixel

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  1. There was an award for getting A rank on every arena quest with every weapon in previous instalments - I challenge you to achieve that in this for shits and gigs 😋
  2. I got my second attack boost jewel from a solo tempered barroth quest, so anything is possible. I also have a sneaking suspicion that melding wise, if you are gunning for an attack jewel, you are better off melding tier 2 and not tier 3 (due to tier 3 having an increased rare jewel pool). But i haven't trialled it myself to say whether this could be the case.
  3. Either jewel sniping or tempered monster investigation additional rewards. Jewel sniping is basically uploading your save to the cloud, and then going back into your save and running the melder for gleaming streamstones and writing down what you get and after how many cycles - a quest will rotate it once, typically. Latter is self explanatory 😋
  4. For those having problems with this trophy, I believe I have found a workaround. Note to staff: Feel free to close this thread and add below description as a tip should this be a proved solution. I would have done so myself but operate primarily from a mobile device and could not find an add tip option. Once you launch the game, go to Battlegrounds option in the menus, you should be presented with two adjacent windows. The key information here you are looking for is your members online. If you have made your own clan just for this trophy, it will either say 0/1 or 1/1 members online. If it says 0/1, restart the game and log in to Battlegrounds again. Once you have it saying 1/1, you can then proceed to earn or boost your win. To double check if a win has actually been merited, navigate to clan hub on the Battlegrounds menu, then cycle this menu for clan stats. You will want to look for progress to next level. It will take 4 or 5 wins to get to level 2 (I think being a losing streak before earning a win merits more points somehow, or perhaps it just glitched for me). Occasionally, the game will bounce your members online back to 0/1, or at least it did in my experience, so check after each match or win, (for me, it seemed to bounce back to 0/1 after 3 matches). I hope this helps in any way.
  5. 267hrs, 7 crowns left. I've just been jewel sniping and hunting tempered elders for augment materials though for last 10 hours of play I'd say. I would say I have spent 200 hrs actively trophy hunting in this game tops still though. Rest has easily been helping people and just hunting because I want to 😋 That said, getting elder gold crowns can be tough. I dont know if its because i find the vanilla elders uninteresting or not, but been trying to pop the gold larges versus tempereds to make the last crowns popping more interesting 😂
  6. 240 hours. 40 crowns. I probably could of gotten plat by now but as an long time MH fan, I have spent a LOT of time just killing something because i feel like it and helping friends out with their quests. Tempered elders is definitely a good end game pool, hopefully they introduce G-rank though for that bigger health pool/flinch thresholds on monsters and some proper one hit faint hunts i miss the old school.
  7. If you cant vault over it with the insect glaive, its a big basel. If he is about the size of a rathalos or rathian height wise, he is small.
  8. You've overtaken me in playing time nice though dude. For me it just spoils a brilliant series. I did some crown farming in mh3u when i had just about nothing else to do in the game and got bored by hr400... Still not sure if I wanna try to bag the plat asap or pop it as i enjoy I've probably only actually farmed for about 20 hours. The rest of the time I've been hunting what i want and for mats and just happened to get crowns sitting at 16/56 but still loving the game and struggling to decide what to do next
  9. I know what i know because i have over 6000 hours across the whole series... you can believe whatever you want, just don't go spreading it about like some sort of Jehovah's witness.
  10. I wasn't a fan of lbg when i ran it solo: you would want a rapid fire gun for normal 2 or flaming but there just isn't enough openings to get headshots to hit every shot - which you would need to to outpace the bow in terms of dps, imo.
  11. No thanks. I have my facts straight. I'm from the old MH community so i know what I'm talking about
  12. Capturing over killing has been a thing since forever, and I've played MH since its inception. You get one more reward at the result screen for capturing than you would in carves for killing (before Capture Master armor skill). More dice rolls means more chances to get a gem or rare materials, it's a no brainer.
  13. The easier way is to get a fire bow and spam rapid shots at its head at close to medium range. The only thing you need to check for is when you suspect it is casting lightning, to stop aiming to be able to see the ground you are standing on. Sleep bombing unfortunately is dead: It isn't the same as it used to be due to the sleep first hit being nerfed from previous games from triple to double damage. Unless you run an extreme GS crit draw build (adrenaline 2+, etc) with some sleep orientated gunners, it just isnt worth doing over other methods. (SnS and DB also good picks)
  14. Around 140hrs, 7 mini and 5 giant. EDIT: Make that 6 giant. And probably a gem daily record today too. At least 20 gems today and even more plates
  15. It's how you cycle for jewels in this game. It's not as cut and dry as it used to be but with the changes they made to the slots and skill requirements, jewelling in this game runs alongside augmenting at true end game instead of just what was late game/g rank in previous instalments.
  16. Short answer: Yes. (Tempered Monster investigations, however, should guarantee a Streamstone of some grade.)
  17. Anyone complaining should be grateful. There is around 30 monsters to get miniature crowns for in this game. That is nothing besides 4U for example, where there was around 80 to get it for. It also had a more extravagant award list with regards to "high value" weapons and armour. Let me tell you that you're getting off lightly. Not that you should be complaining anyway. As an avid MH fan since day 1, it is truly a blessing to get a game where every moment is fun with such an open ceiling 😋
  18. Add XCOM 2 to my list, bringing me to 7 games and re-earning the XCOM award. Vigilo Confido.
  19. Done my two playthroughs [L/I & Classic 4 Man Squad for Exquisite Timing], just got cleanup now for Platinum. It is by no means an easy feat to do the minimum playthroughs for this game. I would say though that the Classic 4 Man Squad was harder than my L/I run - on the final mission I had one soldier and my Avatar remaining as I killed the last Avatar, whereas on my L/I run (after having to download a backup file before the latest patch because it kept deciding to crash on me), I managed to kill all three avatars with only two soldiers being hit. Anyone playing this should do Exquisite Timing and 4 Man Squad playthroughs seperately, but attempt L/I by all means in my opinion. I'll be writing a guide for this shortly now. Also, did anyone have two trophies glitch - "Shadow Broker" and "Pile 'em Up". Throughout my playthrough I killed just short of 1000 aliens and sold 2000 supplies worth to the Black Market in my L/I playthrough alone yet neither trophy popped (I have screenshots of campaign results to prove). EDIT: didn't realise I was thread resurrecting - just didn't want to make an entire thread to ask the above question UPDATE: Progress towards aforementioned trophies is not made in any Ironman Saves/Playthroughs.
  20. I've had some game breaking bugs. Luckily being an expert of the series now, I've worked around these. It takes a knack to know how to fix them. However, I am currently experiencing a reoccuring crash on the last mission, with one avatar left. Don't know if anyone else has experienced it but I will try a reinstall as that has fixed similar issues on the PS3 instalments and post back results. UPDATE: I downloaded my save from the cloud from when I started the mission, played super aggressively to finish. It seems that what triggered it is Archon's "Blazing Pinions" while there was around 20 enemies for the game to present to me caused the crash. This time around I seemed to only have about half that number at once and the Avatars spawned faster so I was able to finish the mission before things got crowded.
  21. I wish they had taken more of the achievements from Steam and applied them here. Still, you'll be able to tell the elitists from the rest: anyone who does all the Commander difficulty related trophies on Ironman is a tier above. I'll be picking this up at some point, I'm a big fan of the series. EDIT: My bad, they left in "Exquisite Timing", this Platinum will be a toughy. Especially for those aiming for 2 playthroughs.
  22. Metatron is in the guide section but not the games section. You may wanna fix that
  23. There is no glitched trophies. It's best to try and complete all the bonus objectives in one mission for it to count. For example, if you completed bonus objective 1 on mission x, but went and retried it on a different instance to do bonus objective 2 and 3, if I recall correctly, it can through the game off and not count as you have completed them all. Other than that, just keep a note of which you have and haven't done. I would offer to help you but I don't own my copy anymore on PS3 and its a game that has held its value quite well.
  24. Rainbow Six Siege. I can't remember the last time I played a game post-Platinum, unless carrying 4 people each through Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 coop counts
  25. Xcom doesn't have its own Project Platinum? Damn I'd sign up otherwise, because I hate seeing a Project Platinum i would never complete so will have to give this one a miss EDIT: Fuck it, sign me up I have: Crysis 2 Destiny Xcom Enemy Unknown Xcom Enemy Within Xcom Enemy Unknown Plus Xcom the Bureau I wrote the guide for Xcom Ew, and I've also written a guide for Xcom EU Plus, which was just published the other day